09 décembre 2017

Bamboo brush-holder depicting a letter-reading scene from the Romance of the West Chamber, Mid-17th century

Bamboo brush-holder depicting a letter-reading scene from the Romance of the West Chamber, Mid-17th century. With signature of Ju Sansong, h. 13.5 cm, diam. of mouth 8.5 cm, diam. of foot 8.7 cm © National Palace Museum Zhu Zhizheng, born around 1559 (year died unknown), active from 1573 to 1619, was Zhu Ying's third son. Among the many works which have come down to today carrying his sobriquet signature of "Sansong" (Third Pine), this holder is the most famous one. The high-relief scene shows a lady,... [Lire la suite]

19 novembre 2016

Bamboo brush-holder depicting a scene of horse herding by Wu Zhi-fan, Late 17th to early 18th century

Bamboo brush-holder depicting a scene of horse herding, by Wu Zhi-fan, Late 17th to early 18th century. h. 15.5 cm, diam. of mouth 7.4 cm. © National Palace Museum  The three-footed brush-holder is made of a stem section, with one joint kept for the base which curves a little inward. The surface is slightly scraped off using the jiandi technique (thinning the ground) along the top and bottom rims so both look somewhat flared. In low relief is carved a horse lying on the back rolling and... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2016

Bamboo brush-holder depicting a letter-reading scene from the Romance of the West Chamber, Mid-17th century

Bamboo brush-holder depicting a letter-reading scene from the Romance of the West Chamber. With signature of Ju Sansong. Mid-17th century. h. 13.5 cm, diam. of mouth 8.5 cm, diam. of foot 8.7 cm © National Palace Museum Zhu Zhizheng, born around 1559 (year died unknown), active from 1573 to 1619, was Zhu Ying's third son. Among the many works which have come down to today carrying his sobriquet signature of "Sansong" (Third Pine), this holder is the most famous one. The high-relief scene shows a lady, her hair... [Lire la suite]